COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 205 oners in a wretched state—the subjects of Marie Antoinette's brother! I have given them a great dinner. Yesterday the great pond was drained by order, and the remaining fish sold. I had one at my table, but not of the time of Fra^ois I.1 We have heavenly weather. I have just taken a long walk by moonlight in the forest, and meant to have written more, but am too tired. I know not whether I shall receive any letters during the embargo, or if mine will reach their destination; at all events, I shall have had the pleasure of writing. So God bless you all! April 22nd, 1797. Nothing more has occurred since my last, in the political line; but in my private concerns a great increase of agrSment has taken place, as M. de Maulde and his two daughters have been with me some days. As he and his wife are like two buckets in a well (that is, totally incompatible i Some of the carp were said to have been placed there in the time of that monarch.